Piven promotes “Wisdom of the Crowd” in NYC on October 31st.
By Roy Rochlin/FilmMagic.
Jeremy Piven now faces a rising heap of allegations from three ladies—the third of whom got here ahead on Thursday, telling People that the actor held down her palms whereas rubbing his naked bads in opposition to her turtleneck, finally ejaculating on it.
Advertising government Tiffany Bacon Scourby mentioned that she met the previous Entourage and present Wisdom of a Crowd actor at a piece occasion in 2003. Scourby mentioned that Piven was “very nice” and didn’t behave inappropriately at that occasion. She mentioned he requested her to accompany him as a visitor to a taping of Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and she or he agreed. But when she met Piven in his resort suite late the following morning, issues modified, mentioned Scourby.
“I remember I was wearing this white ribbed turtle neck and brown slacks—business attire—and I was sitting right next to him on the couch,” Scourby informed People. The two talked briefly as Piven mentioned he was ready on his publicist. But then, Scourby mentioned, “he jumped on top of me.”
“I tried to push him off and he forced me to the ground,” Scourby mentioned. Piven, she claimed, held down her palms as he rubbed his naked bads in opposition to her clothed physique till he ejaculated “all over my white turtleneck.” Scourby recalled pushing him off and rubbing her chest in opposition to the wall to take away his semen earlier than fleeing. “I ran outside and hailed a cab and I just burst into tears,” she mentioned. “I cried the entire way back to my hotel.” An nameless buddy, whom Scourby referred to as from the cab to relay the occasions, corroborated the story to People.
Piven denied the allegations in an announcement to People: “Let me be absolutely clear, this simply did not happen. I would never force myself on a woman, ever. I cannot speak as to why a person would create a story like this.” A consultant for Piven added that if the actor had been administered a polygraph take a look at, it “would have clearly proven this allegation to be entirely fabricated, a complete lie. He’s now looking at legal options.”
The first lady to accuse Piven of inappropriate conduct this yr was Ariane Bellamar, a reality-TV star and Playboy playmate. In late October, she tweeted her story, claiming he had groped her twice—as soon as on the set of Entourage, the place she mentioned he grabbed her behind when she tried to go away, and as soon as at “the mansion,” doubtless the Playboy Mansion. (Bellamar’s IMDb credit don’t checklist her as a member of the solid for the Entourage collection or movie.) Bellamar additionally claimed the actor despatched her express textual content messages.
In an announcement, Piven denied Bellamar’s allegations: “I unequivocally deny the appalling allegations being peddled about me. It did not happen,” Piven mentioned. “It takes a great deal of courage for victims to come forward with their histories, and my hope is that the allegations about me that didn’t happen, do not detract from stories that should be heard.”
After Piven’s denial, a second accuser got here ahead: Longmire actress Cbadidy Freeman, who responded to Piven’s denial particularly in an Instagram submit on November 1.
“You will deny this because, sadly, she’s deniable,” Freeman wrote. “The backlash this woman received was horrendous. And whether or not her accusations are true, the TRUTH is I know you. I know what you did and attempted to do to me when I was far too young. THAT I know. And you know it too. Unless there were so many of us, that you can’t remember. Predatory behavior is a chronic way for you to seek power. Do you feel powerful? With your lawyers and your networks and your die hard man-fans who call your victims bimbos? Or do you know, in your rotten gut, that you will have to lie for the rest of your life? I hope from now on, you keep it in your pants and you never get to do it again.”
Scourby mentioned she believes Bellamar, and added that Bellamar’s statements prompted her to come back ahead as nicely. Meanwhile, an interview from 2013 has resurfaced by which badgraphic actress Isis Taylor accuses Piven of exposing himself to her at a celebration in 2011, urging her to the touch his bads.
Piven’s representatives haven’t but responded to V.F.’s request for remark.
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